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Al Takfir Wal Hijrah: The Islamist 'cult' of Sudden Jihad Syndrome

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Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Mar 14, 2006 at 11:33

Reza Al Tahieri's actions and background fit the pattern of the Tafkir Wal Hijrah (aka Tafkiris).

The Takfiris are a radical Islamist cult whose practioners pretend to assimiliate and are 'permitted' to behave non religiously in order to deflect suspicion of themselves as potential Jihadists. Al Tahieri claims he was planning the attack (on his then schoolmates) for two years while at the university. He was described by those who knew him as 'amiable and shy' and literally attacked his neighbors - (he lived on campus at the time of his rampage).

As Dr.Pipes pointed out in his article, Al Tahieri was not 'a pyschotic or low life' neither alienated and nor existing on the margins of society.

On the contrary, he was an honors student with a 'promising future' who had been in the United States for almost two decades.

As such, Reza Al Tahieri's actions appear to be a casebook study of the Tafkiri MO:

"... Al Takfir Al Hirjah , (Anathema and Exile), a group which is described as "more extreme then Al Qaeda".

"The threat of Takfir is that it's cold heartless killers could be the boy or girl next door. Takfir Wal Hijrah members are permitted to disregard injunctions of Islamic law in order to fit into infidel societies."

"They seem like regular fun loving guys- but they would bomb your building or slit your throat in a second" a French official told Time Magazine.

It isn't just the bloodthirstiness that makes Al Takfir Wal Hijra dangerous, however. It's the techniques. A major element of Takfir religious practice is subterfuge. The threat of Takfir is that its cold, heartless killers could easily be the boy or girl next door. Al Takfir Wal Hijra members are permitted to disregard the injunctions of Islamic law in order to blend into infidel societies..."


http://www.rotten.com/library/history/terrorist-organizations/al-takfir-wal-hijra/
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